Halton school boards to receive over $1.18 billion in funding

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Published February 24, 2022 at 11:02 am

The Ontario government recently announced record funding of $26.6 billion for the 2022-23 school year, with $1.18 billion in Grants for Student Needs (GSN) funding going towards the Halton District School Board (HDSB) and Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB).

This funding follows the learning disruption that lasted almost two years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will help to support learning recovery as well as fund mental health supports for students.


“COVID-19 has impacted every single person living in Ontario, including students,” said Parm Gill, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and MPP for Milton.

“These investments will ensure that students in Milton have access to the supports they need to recover from the pandemic disruptions so that they can reach their full potential. Recognizing the importance of mental health, our government is also providing additional resources to ensure students feel safe and supported at school.”

The allocated funding represents an increase from $1.14 billion to a total investment of $413,147,879 for the HCDSB and $769,320,687 for the HDSB.

Additionally, a total of $175 million is being invested to expand access to free publicly funded tutoring in small groups during school, after school, on weekends and throughout the summer.

The Ontario Government has also invested more than $220 million in capital projects in education, as a part of the province’s commitment to provide $14 billion to support school construction over ten years.

These investments include eight new schools and three additions and renovations to existing facilities in Milton, which will serve almost 6,500 student spaces in the town.

 

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